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You will discover that South Devon is the perfect location for the water sports enthusiast. For the energetic why not try your hand at surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding at Bantham or Bigbury. Salcombe offers boat hire for the experienced sailor and tuition is available for beginners. For a leisurely day sit back and relax on a scenic cruise from Dartmouth and enjoy the wildlife on the River Dart, explore Sharpham Vineyard, or Agatha Christies 'Greenway', you can even venture out to sea and discover the stunning South Devon coastline. Fishing trips can also be organised from Salcombe and the area has many private fisheries, alternatively tranquil fishing is available on the River Avon.

We hope you find the following information helpful to you when planning your holiday activities.


Island Cruising Club (ICC), Salcombe (7 miles)
A multi activity centre for Yachting, Dinghy Sailing and Power Boating, along with RYA courses for all abilities.

Salcombe Dinghy Sailing (7 miles)
Wayfarers, Lasers and Luggers

Salcombe Powerboat School & Ribs4kids (7 miles)
RYA Powerboat training


Salcombe Dinghy Sailing (7 miles)

Salcombe Boat Hire (7 miles)

Tuckers Boat Hire, Salcombe (7 miles)

Whitestrand Boat Hire, Salcombe (7 miles)

Dartmouth Boat Hire (17 miles)


Dartmouth Charters (17 miles)
Luxury yacht and rib charters

(Tuition and Equipment Hire)

Bantham Surfing Academy, Bantham (1 mile)
Tuition and equipment hire

Discovery Surf School, Bigbury (8 miles)
Tuition and equipment hire

Venus Riders, Bigbury (8 miles)
Stand up Paddle Board, Surfboard and Kayak
Hire and Tuition
Also available at Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth (16 miles)

Shore & Wake Board and Water ski School, South Sands (8 miles)
Lessons with all equipment provided

South Sands Sailing (8 miles)
Sailing & Kayaking

Lushwind Water sports, Blackpool Sands (16 miles)
Windsurfing & Kayaking

Reactive Water sports Academy, Plymouth (25 miles)
Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing, Surfing, Wakeboarding

Triocen Surf Shop, Churchstow (3 miles)
Surboard, Kayak, Bodyboard and Wetsuit hire


Singing Paddles, Kingsbridge (5 miles)
Explore the Kingsbridge Estuary and out to sea.

Canoe Adventures, Totnes (16 miles)
Explore the River Dart in group canoes.


Anglo Dawn III, Salcombe (7 miles)
Angling charters for individual and groups

Phoenix Charters, Salcombe (7 miles)
Private sea fishing charters

Whitestrand Boat Hire, Salcombe (7 miles)
Mackerel fishing trips

African Queen, Dartmouth (17 miles)


Coombe Water Fishery, Kingsbridge (5 miles)
Carp, Bream and Roach


Licences for Rod Fishing are available from Kingsbridge & Loddiswell Post Offices and River Avon Permits from Loddiswell Post Office.


From Kingsbridge (5 miles)
Passenger ferry to Salcombe, Estuary, Wildlife and Coastal cruises

From Salcombe (7 miles)
Passenger ferry to Kingsbridge, Estuary, Wildlife and Coastal cruises

From Dartmouth (17 miles)
Cruises on the River Dart to Totnes,
Agatha Christies 'Greenway' and Sharpham Vineyard
Harbour cruises and Coastal excursions
Also offers the Round Robin experience (boat, train and bus excursion)

From Plymouth (19 miles)
Explore the Dockyard & Warships
Cruises on the River Tamar and River Yealm